Hospital window washers dress as superheroes for sick kids
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -
They may scale great heights almost every day, but a group of local window washers took their superhero-like qualities to a whole new extreme Tuesday.
Millennium Building Service workers scaled all nine stories of Randall Children's Hospital dressed as superheroes as way to surprise the kids inside.
MBS has cleaned Legacy Health hospital windows for 22 years, and workers say there is just something about watching all of the sick kids inside as they climb the building that strikes a chord in them all.
So, they decided this time around to make the process a moment the kids will never forget.
"The kids, they go through a lot, and we figured we would give them something fun to see while they're stuck in the hospital," said MBS employee Jason Kark.
"I couldn't even begin to imagine how hard and how difficult it would be in their shoes, my heart goes out to them for the things they are going through," said MBS employee Cean Gibbs.
The team of window washers-turn-Avengers descended over the edge of the hospital, almost as if they were summoned by each of the smiling souls who waited beyond the glass for help to arrive.
For many kids, it's a chance to break free from the four walls that surround their hospital bed and to forget the problems that brought them there.
After the workers got done washing the windows, some of the kids got a chance to meet the superheroes before they took off.
This was the first time MBS has done something like this at the hospital, and organizers say judging by how much the kids loved their costumes, it certainly won't be the last.
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